Do you love to keep fit by taking long walks up hills and mountains? Or do you simply enjoy getting to the top of high grounds to enjoy the scenery of places around you? Well, you are in luck because there is the ideal place for you to fulfill your heart’s desires; it is beautiful Hood River, Oregon! This county is closely located to Mt. Hood, the highest peak in Oregon, not forgetting the nearby Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, a waterfall to behold.
Find Your Preference: Some people love to hike in groups, others? Not so much. So if you love your solitude, you can venture and discover beautiful trails on both the northern and eastern sides of the Columbia Gorge. True, these trails may not be as popular as the crowded ones, but you will enjoy your hike the way you prefer to. The trails provide colorful foliage during fall, although their beauty is appealing in both sunny days and misty ones.
Steigerwald Lake: This wildlife refuge is a great stop if you are coming into Hood River from the Vancouver Metro area or Portland. It is important to begin this trip early in the morning so you can enjoy listening to the early birds as they sing, and their music accompanies you through this serene wildlife reserve. The hike to the Columbia River from here is just one mile and the ground is flat.
Weldon Wagon Trail: This is a road constructed in the early 1900s for the transportation of apples. When you hike this trail’s 2.5 miles (back and forth), you have the opportunity to view an oak grove and rolling hills on your way.
The Ideal Basecamp: What makes Hood River the perfect basecamp for hikers, you ask? Well, Hood River has great lodging options to choose from, as well as restaurants that provide you home-cooked meals before your hike and afterwards. You can get your lunch and power snacks packed to go with, on your hike. There are parks for you to enjoy other fun activities, and more importantly, the excellent Spa Remedease.
Ranked as Hood River’s top spa, Spa Remedease ensures you get the relaxation that comes with a great massage, manicure, and pedicure. So after going on the hike, we can’t think of a better way for you to end the day than a visit to Spa Remedease for the full spa experience.